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of powerful politicians from virginia are trying to convince the fbi to relocate to the commonwealth. share everything. share brotherly love. share one up's. mom ? mom ? the share everything plan. lets your family share a pool of data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. get a spectrum 2 by lg for $49.99 >> people say can we jump around? that day would go unless we take steps. >> reporter: although there is a lot of work, the mayor believes that the first concert at the new angie theatre could happen by this summer n. northeast, matt ackland, fox 5 news. >>> mayor gray made good on a bet he lost to the mayor of seattle. it was raised above the wilson building in morning. they placed a wager on last weekend's seahawk play-off game and believed they would fly over the city for a half -- a half a day. >>> mayor gray about the team name, the skins may want to change it if the team wanted to return to the district. >> and i said that is something to consider. it's a discussion point for so many people. >> and they think it's something that symbolizes 9 football team here, you know, th
for a new fbi headquarter site has started a bit of a fight between maryland and virginia and today, virginia threw a punch at. the fbi plans to leave their old headquarter building downtown. counties in virginia and maryland both would like to be the new spot. one of them is the federal gsa warehouse near springfield mall, but the by-product of the group of northern virginias top elected leaders gave a united message today to convince the fbi that the old dominion is the place that they want to be. >> if a decision is made on the merits, the merits being what's best for the country, what's best for the fbi, what's best for the fbi employees. i think that it will be in virginia. >> now congress will decide on the site requirements and then the gsa along with the fbi will pick the site, which will take several months. >>> all right, let's take a live look outside right now. topper will be back after the break. he has a full forecast for you. i can guarantee that you'll like this one. >>> and right after the break, big changes coming to sleeping pills. and it is suppose to keep us saf
obama. >>> well there is a war of sorts between virginia and maryland over just where that new fbi headquarters should be located. as peggy fox reports today, northern virginia brought out the big guns, some federal state and local leaders all who want to bring the agency to the old dominion. >> reporter: it's rare to see a diverse group like this in one place saying the same thing. >> we all worked together on this, we are a team. >> reporter: there was liberal democrat jim moran and republicans. even though that they all have sites they want the fbi to consider as it looks to leave its crumbling old headquarters downtown, virginia's elected leaders are lobbying as a united front. >> the nexus of homeland security, defense related, intelligence related and law enforcement related facilities in virginia are unrivaled in the nation. we believe that the fbi could not find a better location. >> they have chosen the warehouse site in springfield near the old mall being developed. it is near i-95 for required access and next to the metro station. >> we think that they will need to move
of bank robbers caught in the act. tonight the fbi launches a new online assault to get these robbers off the street. it's a crime on the decline in this country, but still too many culprits are on the streets. fox 5's bob barnard has the story. >> the images you're about to see were captured on surveillance cameras that all banks have and now thanks to the fbi available all in one place for you to spy. they call is guy the hole in the wall bandit, broke into three banks in the district last summer from vacant buildings next-door, never got any cash. this man wearing an fbi ball cap robbed a wells fargo bank in adams morgan in october, 2011. >> in washington d.c. someone is wearing fbi, chances are they're not. >> reporter: tim gallagher is special agent in charge of the criminal division of the fbi's washington field office where they call this man the nats cap guy, dresses kind of snappy. >> these descriptors would help someone who may know this indivial, provide the information to us in an anonymous fashion. >> reporter: the fbi calls them unsubs, unidentified subjects now featured o
are following, could the fbi be making a big move. we'll have more on the fight by lawmaker to bring more jobs to the commonwealth. >> first, discussing the future of the u.s.'s involvement in afghanistan just days after it was announced that all troops could be out by 2014. this morning, president obama meets with afghanistan's president. we'll be back. >>> thank you is the last day of meetings for vice president joe briden's gun task force. he says he will have a list of proposals ready for the president by tuesday. the nra was in a meeting with vice president biden on yesterday. but after that particular meeting of course the gun lobby said, quote, we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. >>> the judge overseeing a preliminary hearing in the colorado movie theater shooting says the case can go to trial. judge william sylvester says there is enough evidence against james holmes for last summer's massacre in aurora. he faces up to 160 counts for allegedly killing 12 peopl
by al qaeda as propaganda to spark andy-uss sentiments. >>> a push to move the fbi headquarters for the commonwealth. they said the fbi's 11,000 employees to relocate. david culver is in springfield with details on the proposal and the potential relocation site. >> if fairfax county officials have it their way, this would be the new headquarters for the fbi. really this is just one of many sites being considered. in virginia alone you have fairfax, loudoun all gathering with a clear goal. the fbi's move has been in the works for a while. the current facilities too small and falling apart. they want bigger. >> they need 55 acres, 2.1 million square feet. >> reporter: and it's got to be accessible. >> no question gsa would like it to be as close to public transit as possible and not too far outside the beltway. >> this bipartisan group coordinated by jim moran, clearly pushing for virginia. while stopping short of endorsen one specific location, they did concede springfield proves to be a strong candy. >> gsa warehouse site is obviously an excellent site. it's fairfax county's pre
strike an early blow in the fight over the relocation of the fbi headquarters. we'll be right back. ha never encnteredch a bning . until had thshingles. r re of the side sry, visit shinesinfoom like sebody d set a ba of hot chaoal ony neck. hai's somethg youdch a bning . ner wanto encounteochickenpx >>> 5:09 out on the weather terrace. 39 degrees here in northwest but you know with light winds it's really very comfortable. i have the heavy coat on but the novembers are off. it's not a bad cold. that comfortable cold as you call it. we will see the clouds thicken up and this afternoon expecting rain showers around. by lunchtime 48. we'll get to 50 but stay in the upper 40s with the rain showers around for the afternoon and evening hours. let's go inside with monika samtani get more on the morning commute. >>> howard a burst water main on route 501 at queens chapel road in prince george's county. watch out for the detours just being set up there at the beltway in georgia avenue here. things look good in silver spring. i will be back with more traffic and details at 5:48. back to you guys
, whether alcohol tobacco firearms, fbi, border patrol, no money can be spent to implement this period. >> greta: but, now he's engaged in a really ugly battle, very ugly battle. >> right. >> greta: and he's going to say that the republicans are against law enforcement, they don't want the streets, don't want the borders protected because they've cut off the funding for the border. >> on the 100th anniversary of the birth of richard nixon, nixon who did several things that got him in deep trouble would never have dreamed of the level of power grab that obama, at least according to biden and according to others, has tried to do. the same thing with the national labor relations board, decided based on obscure 1935 rule that they will be involved in nonunion companies because they've decide today reinterpret what that law means. >> greta: well, a power grab in my mind is when do you something, you simply don't have the lawful authority to do. >> he doesn't, the president doesn't. >> greta: if there's no law that he would be executing by virtue of an executive order with gun control, inste
to reduce gun violence. >> before we let you go, we're talking about the fbi building sort of crumbling as it stands. >> yes. >> maryland and virginia, looking to bring that huge facility and the jobs and what have you into each state. you're interested in bringing the building to virginia? >> absolutely. the right answer is what's right for the fbi. i'm going to be passionate about virginia, and i expect folks from maryland will be passionate about maryland. but the right answer is what's right for the mission of the fbi. we think in virginia we've got good selling points on the table on that question, what's right for the fbi. huge kind of plurality of the fbi employees in virginia. we have significant fbi assets in virginia at quantico and manassas and having headquarters that's in close proximatity to the training centers and other fbi facilities makes a lot of sense from a cost standpoint. with the budget, we're dealing with rough budget issues. i think we'll be able to put options on the table in virginia that make a lot of sense from a cost standpoint. we're going to make our bes
for raiders and why it may not last -- riders and why it may not last long. >> plus the fbi is getting ready to relocate outside the district, the tug of war between maryland and virginia. droid dna augmentation initiated. vision expanding to a 5-inch 1080p hd display and camera. touch acquiring nfc. hearing evolving with beats audio. wireless charging activated. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >>> should images taken of osama bin laden during and after he was killed be released to the public? a federal appeals court heard arguments in the case today. a conservative watchdog group wants the photos released. the federal government argued the photos could be used as propaganda and inspire violence against u.s. troops. a lower court already denied the group's request. >>> there is an all out effort to bring the fbi headquarters to northern virginia. local leaders are trying to come up with a strategy to relocate the headquarters in the commonwealth. six locations were discussed. congressman jim moran summoned the group. they agreed t
up at 5:00. back to you guys. >>> thanks monika. so who is going to get the new fbi headquarters? legislators in maryland and virginia are now competing trying to get the new facility there. the j. edgar hoover building in d.c. is no longer suitable home says the fbi. so political leaders in virginia and maryland are making their pitches to get the bureau to locate on their home turf. one of the spots being proposed now the old gsa warehouse if springfield, virginia. -- in springfield. virginia. congress is going to decide on the site requirements and then the gsa along with the fbi will decide on where the new site will be. >>> 2013 oscar nominations are out and "lincoln" whoo talk about nominations. >> it's a great film as bigad shaban says though a series of oscar snubs has people talking today. >> reporter: february 24th could be a monumental night for "lincoln." >> shall we start this bleeding? >> reporter: steven spielberg's civil war epic received a dozen nominations including best picture. daniel day-lewis is among the front runners for best actors, sally field and tommy
? caller: i would recommend that, but in a targeted way. as you probably know, the fbi has a national fingerprinting database that could exist for people with mental illnesses. the real issue is the accountability for those the purchase weapons. not only the accountability of the owner, but those who may steal them. bob host: this commentary comes from examiner -- steal them. host: this commentary comes from examiner.com. host: so, we are getting your thoughts this morning. what are the other articles this morning in the arts section of "the new york times"? this is the front page. the picture next to this show of the golden globe winners from last night. the issue of extreme violence on screens has become a thicket that programmers cannot avoid. "i do not think that there is anyone on this planet whose life has not been changed or affected by the recent course of events. nothing that is on the air is inappropriate. the network justifies the level of carnage by making sure the bad guys are brought to justice. there's a shot -- "criminal lines" is an adult show -- criminal minds" is an
been recovered but it has been a very busy week. this is how it all happened according to the fbi. they would be searching an abandoned well associated with the speed freak killers. this 10 x 13 area was cleared. wednesday, they announced that they were going to go into 75 ft. in the ground. late thursday, they announced that they hit the bottom and thatthis year, the f.b.i has taken over the case. and is day five of this search and there is still lots of work to be done pam when it comes to looking for victims of these guys.the speed freak killers. at this point no human remains have been recovered but it has been a busy week. >> pam: a second person has now been sentenced in a richmond gang- rape case which made national headlines. ari morales - who was sixteen at the time of the crime - will spend 27 -years behind bars. police say, morales, along with five others, sexually assualted a teen girl outside a homecoming dance back in 2009. four other suspects have yet to stand trial. morales accepted a shorter sentence in exchange for a guilty plea. >> pam: several people were taken
is on for a new location for the f.b.i. political leaders from virginia are making their pitch to replace the hoover building in downtown d.c. that the majority of employees live in that state. the group points out the academy and labs are located at quantico and agencies like the c.i.a. are nearby. >> we feel confident that as process and decision is made on the merits that virginia will be. >> both prince george's and in maryland say that will be successful as well. there is no timetable for a decision yet. >> as parts of the nation deal with a spike in flu season we're getting a better idea how bad the problem is in our area. >> what we've learned is that those who came to the c.v.s. hoping to get a flu shot, they got turned away. this c.v.s. promises flu shots every day but today they are out of the regular flu vaccine. >> it is a bad year. >> high demand for the flu vaccine is affecting local frarmcies. >> i'm going to get mine. >> i've been doing it for the last 10 years and so far it works for me. >> here in the district, 310 flu cases have been c
. >>> plus, plan of action. the meeting of power players happening today to try to lure the fbi. >>> and next, if you are about to hop in your car, there is a new list of the safest songs to drive to. [ telephone rings ] good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. >>> with, back. one annual list of the country's best public schools is out. for the fifth year in a row, many students in our area are at the top of the class. maryland schools are number one in the country. education week's quality count 2013 list gave the state's public school system a b-plus grade. that is the highest grade over any state in the country. meantime, virginia was not far behind in fourth place with a b grade. d.c. placed 45th on the list with a c-minus. the list evaluates things like graduation rates, achievement gaps, support for teachers, and education funding. >>> d.c. charter school leaders will discuss later today whether to revoke the charter of a school in southeast. board members will discuss whether to revoke the charte
's a message for you. the f.b.i. has seized your office. and i called george frampleton. i don't know. he was the one i could reach. and i got on a 6:00 a.m. flight the next morning to come back to participate in discussions of what the office should do because what had hampled was he fired archie. he did not fire us. so there was a lot of discussion of do we quit in protest or do we say, ok, archie's gone but we're still here. we need to do our job. and we're going to stay. he's going to have to make a second big public relations error by firing us. >> what did he do? >> well, what happened is that they actually closed the office for nano second and then reopened it and robert bork who then was solicitor general and acting attorney general at that point because everybody above him had either been fired or had resigned. he became the head of this -- of the special prosecutor's office. i interviewed him for the library and he said look -- he said i, robert was nervous because he said, i could be charged with obstruction of justice if i closed it down. he kept it alive and they hired leon w
to relocate the fbi headquarters from washington to northern virginia. currently the agency is located in a 40-year-old j. edgar hoover building with several satellite offices throughout the region. there virginia site will be located next to franconia- springfield metro station. >> the first of five budgets forms will be held today in montgomery county. the county executive will announce its budget. is asking for input from residents. my discussion will be at the mid-county community recreation center at 2004 queensguard . at 7:00 >> coming up, do you want to dress like nicki minaj? which local retailer has teamed up with the rapper for clothing line. >> and on "katie" there's a 20- year-old woman trapped inside the body of 01-year-old, along with a teenager who does not feel any >> welcome back. 4:52. we are excited about these temperatures. >> a phenomenal start, jacqui. >> start getting excited about the weekend, because of corn to be really good. we have had a quiet a few clouds over night. trying to clear things out a little especially towards the mason-dixon line. it will become variabl
of leaped over the counter and said, there is a message for you. the fbi has seized your office. i called george rampant -- heat -- frampton, he was the one i could reach. i got on a light the next morning to participate in discussions of what the office should do. what happened is he fired archie -- he did not fire us. there was a lot of discussion of, do we quit in protest or do we say, ok, archie is gone but we are still here. we need to do my job and we need to stay. he will have to make a second big public-relations error by firing us. >> what did he do? >> what happened is that they closed the office for a nanosecond and then they reopen debt and robert bork, who was then solicitor general and acting attorney general because everybody about him had been fired or had resigned, he became the head of this, of this special prosecutor's office. i interviewed him -- he said, i was nervous because i could be charged with obstruction of justice. he kept it alive and they hired someone else, a texas democrat -- nixon hired him to replace archibald cox. in the end he would be even tougher on
a strong push to can convince the fbi to move to northern virginia. a stakes holder meeting is taking place. prince george's is also fighting the bring the fbi to maryland. the relocation could bring with it about 12,000 jobs and a cut of the agency's $8 billion budget. this morning, several new incentives are on the table after virginia governor bob mcdonald delivered his state of the commonwealth address pushing a $3.1 billion transportation plan including more money for the dulles metro extension and funds projects that could relieve traffic jams in northern virginia and an education plan pushing teacher pay raises, new jobs and investment in charter schools and you were abling the general assembly to put politics aside and get to work. >> if politics trumps effective governing then we all lose. if we're remembered at all, then we'll all be remembered for what we actually get done. not what we promised to do. >> mcdonald also wants to eliminate the gas tax and make up the difference by slightly raising the sales tax. >>> the number of flu cases across the u.s. continues to multiply. so f
to bring the fbi headquarter to northern virginia. local, set and congressional leaders met in arlington to brainstorm ideas that will convince the feds to relocate somewhere in the commonwealth. they are pushing hard for a site in fairfax county. meanwhile, in maryland, prince george's county and montgomery county are both in the running as well. >>> senator tim kaine is also among those pushing to bring the fbi headquarters to virginia. the former virginia governor was sworn in last week. senator kaine, he is going to join us live here in studio at 7:30 this morning to talk mother about his plans as he settles into his new job on capitol hill. >>> time now for the morning line as robert griffin iii continues to recover. the nfl players association may launch an investigation into the handling of his injury. if they go forward, independent doctors will be brought in to see if the redskins followed the recommendations of their medical staff and in the nfl playoffs, two of the greatest players face off this weekend, ray lewis and peyton manning. denver is riding on an 11-game winning stre
if something like what the fbi did and had a director position that was appointed for fixed 10 year terms would be above the political fray. also critically important for jurisdictions to have access to crime gun information. you want to publish as they did before national crime gun tracing report with city level analyses of crime. it was very important have academic involvement in those, the production of those reports, some of the special analyses. and i can't say that enough. the magic between having actual investigators with detailed knowledge about criminal enterprises operate collaborating with academics, but the ability to bring an outside eye, analytic tools, and an unbiased perspective of what's going on, the knowledge that is greater. so clearly we establishing that and also some of the reforms, tiahrt amendment, allowing cdc and in that age to fund a gun research and maybe expanding funding for research would be important as well. so if we're able to, some of these, it would be great to do all these policy recommendations, i think a lot of the obstacles necessary for effective invest
. through thene district attorney about this. we have the solutions. the fbi is covering of the use of these drugs. it tells you all about these drugs. he wrote the book those in the fact that they are doing this. thank you. here are some handouts for you. >> could we please have mike dunlap? i was born here. my first gun i took to school for show and tell. i worked on a dairy ranch. every kid learned how to deal with a fire arm. they knew which is not to point with anything you did not want to destroy. i would like to ask a couple of things. we want to get the violence out of the use of guns. i currently live in lake county. last year we started a women's program. we have had a bunch coming out that have never touched a gun before. it has been extraordinary to watch the change and these women. are we listening to me are watching him? ok. you put it on the table that everything is on the table. i want to hold due to that. i do not want this to be everything is on the table the way that republicans were. do not define what the middle is an start from there. let's talk about the whole
virginia's congressional delegation will launch a major push to get the fbi to relocate headquarters to the commonwealth. this is turning into quite the regional battle. local leaders also want the fbi and lobbying hard to move to the home turf bringing with an estimated 12,000 employees. allison. >> thanks, melanie. now to a health alert. robert griffin iii's knee surgery is being called a success. he's expected to stay in florida so he can be monitored and begin the rehabilitation process. he had his torn lcl repaired and a revision of the acl construction. estimated recovery time 6 to 8 months. we talked with dr. ben shaffer about his road to recovery and what it's going to take him to be ready for next season. >> i would guess that he'll be immobilized for a short period of time 3 to 6 weeks. that will be in deference. they'll work on strengthening the knee and normal quads and hamstring function and ultimate return to agility drills and back to the fields activities. >> so amazing he played on that hurt knee. we wish him well. griffin's rehab would have to be picture perfect in
hearing for the accused dark knight hearing james holmes. yesterday f.b.i. agents described the deadly holmes left for police in his apartment. he set his computer to blast music hoping the police would be lured into his apartment. >> it's upsetting. it's sick. how can you be okay with that? you had months. >>brian: the f.b.i. revealing holmes spent months buying bullets and body armor. >>gretchen: deputies looking more like matadors now. [inaudible] >>gretchen: a bunch of bulls crashed in florida. three got loose. one was especially aggressive. the deputy managed to dodge that attack. minutes later a bull charged another deputy and hit him head on. he's okay. >>steve: remember this guy? a guy so drunk he had to be duct taped to his plane seat? now a video emerged of him. you can see flight attendants ripping off the tape and placing it over the man's mouth. that's not smart if he's drunk. the 46-year-old got a little too rowdy during the flight after throwing back bottles of whiskey and schnapps. he was on his way to visit his phian say. she -- to visit his fiancee. she must be very p
warehouse become the official headquarters for the fbi? how virginia officials are putting out a force to win the spot. >>> up next how local schools stack up against the rest of the nation. one middle school shows us a fraction can be fun. that's saying something. >>> maryland leads the class when it comes to the rankings of the nation's school system. education week will rate the school first in the country. now, they received the highest grade of the b plus. virginia, they came in 4th in the nation with the b and the district rates 45th with the c minus. the national average is the c plus. >> math matters in this week's cool school. time to fall off the bus at the middle school where their love for video games is making fashion much fun. how is that even possible? mike hydeck explains. >> vinny, your problem? >> reporter: fraction, a big part of math in the sixth grade. >> teach me how to multiply one half times 7/8. >> all right, one times seven is seven and two times eight is 16. >> all right. >> reporter: what's cool about this lesson is how they got to this point. >> here's what
are making a strong push to bring the fbi headquarters to the commonwealth. mark warner and tim kaine and members of area board of supervisors gathered in arlington yesterday. they stopped short of endorsing a specific location but say a metro accessible warehouse owned by government in springfield is ideal. prince george's county is pushing to bring the site to maryland. >>> new evidence could jeopardize the conviction of the man who killed chandra levy. it could taint the -- he was convicted in 2010 of killing the 24-year-old in 2001. chandra levy's body was found a year later. that's about all we know at this point. there have reportedly been two secret meetings between the judge and prosecutors which is very rare according to some defense attorneys. >> the secrecy it's reported as a result of a judge not wanting there to be public disclosure and apparently to protect witnesses. i get that. but it's exceedingly rare. i've never seen it. >> this new evidence could lead to a new trial for guandique who was in jail when he was charged with levy's murder. it's not clear whether the evi
. as a matter of fact, during 2010 there were more than 76,000 cases referred by the fbi to the justice department. do you know how many were prosecuted out of 76,000 in 2010, the last year we have data for? 44. not 44,000, 44 out of 76,000. this is a joke, and it's a sad joke, and it's a lethal joke. these are felony cases involving criminals trying the to buy guns -- trying to buy guns, and yet our federal government is prosecuting less than one-tenth of 1% of them. it is shameful, and it has to end, and the president can do it by just picking up the phone and saying to his justice department this is your job, go do it or i'll get somebody that will. the third, president can make a recess appointment to head the federal bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. the atf, as it's called, habit had a director -- hasn't had a director for six years. can you imagine how much outrage there'd be if we'd been without a homeland security secretary for six years? this is as much a public safety threat as it would be if there weren't a secretary for homeland security. and if congress keeps blocki
counterterrorism director, jeff porter, he has briefed the fbi on the situation, and chris lawrence. our pentagon correspondent. chris, let me start with you. the state department says we have to do the job right. the defense department says the united states will be involved in mali. what are you hearing tonight as far as u.s. intervention? >> they're narrowing down the option. piloted planes to gather some intelligence is one option. drones, although one official told me those are in very high demand with things going on in yemen and afghanistan, libya and other areas around the world. he said look for possibly some air lift capacity. in other words, big cargo planes that would allow the french to get more equipment to where it's needed in mali, and refueling capability. in other words, the french jets doing some of the bombing, these american refueling tankers could pull up alongside them, and the french jets could refuel in air so they could go longer and further without having to come back to a base. >> interesting options. they're so eager to say there won't be mass combat troops on the gro
have to do things to make sure the database of the fbi has all the information. so people can't buy guns that shouldn't have guns. >> the vice president laid out some of the ideas emerging from his task force thursday, but he did not mention a new assault weapons ban. sterling's speculation the white house is dropping the proposal. but the white house says that's not so. an administration spokesman told cnn, avoiding this issue just because it's been politically difficult in the past is not an option. that's despite what will be fierce opposition from the nation's top gun lobby, the national rifle association. >> i do not think that there's going to be a ban on so-called assault weapons passed by the congress. >> reporter: the nra can simply point to what happened in 1994 when president bill clinton signed the last assault weapons ban into law. democrats lost control of both houses of congress to republicans. >> he's become the only republican candidate in indiana with an f-rating from the nra. >> reporter: last year, the nra proved it was willing to go after the gop, as well, runni
to do things to make sure the database of the fbi has all of the information so people can't buy guns that shouldn't have guns. >> the vice president laid out some of the ideas emerging from his task force on thursday but did not mention a new assault weapons ban stirring speculation that the white house is dropping the proposal but the white house says that's not so. an administration spokesman told cnn avoiding this issue because it's been politically difficult in the past is not an option. that's despite what will be fierce opposition from the nation's top gun lobby, the national rifle association. >> i do not think there's going to be a ban on assault weapons passed by the congress. >> the nra plans an aggressive campaign and can point to what happened in 1994 when president bill clinton signed the last assault weapons ban into law. democrats lost both houses of congress to republicans. >> these become the only republican candidate in indiana with an f rating from the nra. >> last year the nra proved it was willing to go after the gop as well, running this ad against dick lugar. t
, that is from the f.b.i. the first numbers are from the f.b.i. that show that violent crime rate is down 49%. murder rate -- so it takes into account the population growth. the second one is from the department of justice that shows the number of firearms held by american citizens has gone up almost 100%. as more guns are entering our society, the violent crime rates are going down. if you want a pro- advocate full screen, keep playing that one. >>steve: because there are so many people worried that the government is coming after their guns, the n.r.a. announced yesterday their paid membership has gone up 100,000 in the last 18 days. >>alisyn: we'll have more in the rest of the show. we want to get to the other top story. the flu. the c.d.c. will be releasing new numbers on the flu outbreak. 48 states are reporting a wide number of outbreaks. this comes with new concerns about vaccine shortages. >> people are scrambling all across the country, including here in d.c., to find the flu vaccine, like much of the country, the level of flu cases are unusually high. some doctors and pharmacies tel
or paying our soldiers or paying the fbi. these are choices that now becoming a little bit more real and i don't think there's anybody in the republicans -- well, there are a few but most people know this would be nuts. >> this is why congress is less popular now than getting simultaneous root canals ands colonoscopies and listening to nickelback. >> stephanie: not talking about you. >> i certainly hope not. >> stephanie: how does this play out? the exact same way? will it be 11th hour again? >> well, that wouldn't surprise me a bit. but the 11th hour is kind of -- not as precise as what it was with december 31st and january 1st. it is an estimate that it is february 15th. we won't know exactly. at some point if they get the printing press warmed up for the platinum coin -- >> stephanie: which, by the way, you should be on. absolutely. >> that would be one for the record books. that would be nice. i really don't think they can wait that long. i think they have to start -- we really should be negotiating now. of course, we're not in session this week because we worked so hard last week and
in the database. when you buy a gun, and they call into what we call the nik system that the fbi runs, that runs it through all the databases, and says whether you can or cannot buy that gun, now, if you've been adjudicated to be a violent schizophrenic, you may not be on that list, and we think that you should be. a lot of the other proposals in the strictly gun area that the administration is making are what i call feel-good proposals. >> okay. >> for example, the high-capacity magazinese magazi. why do people need those. >> the ar-15s -- >> do you have an ar-15? >> i do not, but my daughter does. >> what does she need it for? >> a lot of people who have served in the military, like to shoot for fun at the range, and in competition, the same gun they learned on or something similar to the same gun. she was in the army, she learned on a military weapon, this is the semi-automatic civilian version of that. it's the only gun she owns because she likes to go to the range and she likes to shoot it. >> you heard general mcchrystal say last night on cnn, he doesn't see why these military-type weapons
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